Nechama Tec, Defiance. The True Story of the Bielski Partisans (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993), p. 66.
The Jerusalem in the forest. The Bielski Brothers partisan camp
"If someone tells you that when he went to the partisans he was motivated by a desire to take revenge, that is incorrect. All of us left the ghetto in the hope of staying alive. We hoped just for a chance. And if not to survive, at least one wanted to die differently from the way most Jews were dying. Not to be shot in a mass grave and not to go to a concentration camp. I think that these motivations were similar for all who ran away from the ghetto. They did not leave to fight, they left to live."
Zorach Arluk in Nechama Tec, Defiance. The True Story of the Bielski Partisans (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993), p. 66.
The length of the knife is 24 cm (Spyderco Resilience C142GP)
Found on the site of the former dugout of partisan camp